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Instagram Layout

These are some of the different Instagram layout options I have considered from online bloggers and photographers on the social media platform.

Design One: SQUARES
Each photo, one square at a time. You don’t have to stress out about your whole layout as such, as long as you stick to the same filter and color combination, which won’t work for me as a photographer trying to show off my many different talents and skills within photography. I would want the freedom of expressing black and white imagery with also colour from studio to location.

Design Two: DIAGONAL

Design Three: TILES

For this Instagram grid layout, use each square as a tile.The most popular way to use this layout is by sharing a photo, then a quote, then a photo, then a quote. It is an easy way to have a consistent Instagram feed. Super easy. Your followers will know exactly what you will post next. If you have just posted a photo. They are expecting a quote after. I do like the idea of having not necessarily quotes on my Instagram as I feel it can be quite cheesy to look at. But I do like the idea of having maybe a working title on the right alignment but then this only allows me to have two images placed in the middle and on the left.

Design four: ROW BY ROW
This is another creative Instagram grid layout. It is very beautiful because it looks like you are reading a book or a magazine. Our eyes naturally go from left to right to read.  Again, you can get very creative and tell a story. One row = one story. For example, if you are traveling somewhere you could use a line to write about your travel tips, your experience or the name of your destination. This design is the one I like the most. The same way we read a magazine we look from one side to the other setting up three images in a row and being able to see it is from the same spread or editorial without saying anything else.

Box or Folder?

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I had to chose between two different designs for my portfolio. Between a box or a folder. The box offers me single images that are a lot more tactile than the folder. They offer people the chance to lift up the images in the box and get a closer look at them. Making each image its own entity. With the folder I feel it is a lot more professional but almost business like. While the images can be seen in a double page and flipped through like a magazine, the pockets the images would slip into are often shiny with a gloss and looked at under lights would create a glare on the work which I do not what. From these two opinions I feel as though I am leaning more towards a box than a folder. It works better for my work of images that can me lifted up and looked at. It also means that I can reorganise my work with ease and take out work when creating a new portfolio for different clients.

CV draft 2

I have changed the design of my current CV. I found the older one too heavy on the page and the mass use of three different type fonts really distracted me from the core information that people would be after. I changed the style of the fonts on the right alignment and then reduced the size of the lines dividing the information.


Portfolio PDF

This is my final portfolio the only thing not included within this PDF is the company database as it didn’t want to be included within my indesign file. So that database is on my blog only. I hope you enjoy looking through my work as much as I enjoyed creating it for myself and my self branding!

Link below.



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I wanted to look into the costing for different online printers to get my postcards and business cards printed.

I looked at five different printers. These different printers were; Moo, SoloPress, Mixam, Vistaprint and Print Express. They are all varied in price. But what can be demerited is that the more you order from any of the online sites the cheaper it becomes overall! I decided to with Mixam for my final printing of business and postcards because this is where I got my final book from and I would prefer for all of the colours to look the same when placed next to one another. It helps with the final feel and look of my self branding. I ended up ordering 350 postcards of design one. 350 of design 2. Finally 500 business cards.


Self Branding Board